Florida Resident Deals: Discounts and Perks for Couples

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Florida Resident Deals: Discounts and Perks in Tampa Bay

Living in Florida certainly has its perks! With ample entertainment, restaurants, shopping, and a variety of ecosystems, there’s always something to do. Not to mention, being a Florida Resident can save you some major cash throughout the year at the best resorts and attractions. Check out all of the ways you can save this year, with Florida Resident deals right here in Tampa Bay!

We’ve organized the best Florida resident deals and perks into the following categories:

  • Attractions
  • Staycations
  • Spa Deals

Whatever you decide to do this summer, make sure you reap the benefits. Remember to stay local, eat local, and shop local as we continue through this unprecedented time!


CityPASS Tampa Bay

CityPASS is a ticket experience you can purchase online to enjoy multiple attractions across Tampa Bay. Here’s how it works: Tampa residents can purchase mobile or printable tickets and begin using the pass right away, or within one year of the purchase date. Once you begin to use your CityPass, it’s good for a 9-day period. Each pass includes admission to five popular local attractions, including Busch Gardens, The Florida Aquarium, ZooTampa at Lowry Park, Clearwater Marine Aquarium, MOSI, and more! CityPASS is $119 per adult.

The Florida Aquarium
The Florida Aquarium | Image credit: Stephanie Patterson

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

There are a few ways for Florida residents to save at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. Did you know that Florida Residents have special access to Busch Gardens Fun Cards? Purchase a Fun Card for $110.99 (currently on sale for $79.99 through June 21, 2020) and visit again and again through December 31, 2020. Florida Residents also have access to exclusive monthly payment plans for annual passes. All annual pass options are under $25 per month.

Adventure Island

Similar to Busch Gardens, Adventure Island also offers a Florida Resident deal for Annual Passholders. Florida Residents can opt for an Annual Pass and pay as little as $6/month. And, as hinted above, this is a monthly payment option that out-of-state guests don’t have access to. Fun Cards are also available for Adventure Island at a discounted price of $54.99/person.

Image credit: Adventure Island via Twitter

Tampa Museum of Art

Perched right along the beautiful Tampa Riverwalk lies the Tampa Museum of Art. Known for its exhibits and collections, this is a gorgeous local museum that all residents must visit at least once! And, it offers plenty of deals for college students and Florida Educators alike. Regular admission is $15/adult, but if you’re military or a Florida educator, enjoy 50% off admission. And, if you’re a college student, your admission is FREE with proof of ID.

Straz Center for the Performing Arts

Also located along the Riverwalk is the Straz Center – home to stunning performances, bands, musicals, and more. Similar to the Tampa Museum of Art, the Straz offers an Educator Discount. If you’re a teacher or staff member from any local Tampa Bay area county, you can receive up to 50% off of two tickets for pre-selected shows! All you have to do is show your school system ID or pay stub. All Tampa Bay area county educators are welcome and even homeschool teachers are eligible for this discount. Be sure to check the discounts page to see which shows are eligible.

Image credit: The Straz Center


Sailport Waterfront Suites

You don’t have to travel too far to find a bite of paradise. Located right on Rocky Point, Sailport Waterfront Suites boasts stunning views and great Florida Resident Deals! This deal for FL/GA residents includes discounted room rates and a $5 credit at the Sailport’s Ship Store.

Hilton Tampa Downtown

Seeing a show at The Straz or want to head out for a night of bar hopping in SOHO? Make it a weekend staycation and check in to the Hilton Tampa Downtown. Florida residents can save save almost 12% on standard room rates.

Tradewinds Island Resorts on St. Pete Beach

Through August 31, 2020 Florida and Georgia residents can save when booking a room at either the Island Grand or Rumfish Beach Resort. With proof of residency, guests can save an additional 15% off of already discounted rooms. FYI: Blackout dates apply (currently June 19-20; July 2-5; Aug. 26-27, 2020).

Image credit: Tradewinds Island Resorts

Sirata St. Pete Beach

Cross the bridge and make your way to Sirata St. Pete Beach. Now, you can enjoy their newly renovated guest rooms and enjoy their Florida Resident deal. Prepare to relax and save 20% off room rates just for living in Florida.

The Beachcomber St. Pete Beach

Head down the beach and check into The Beachcomber. This stunning resort offers the perfect escape from all of life’s woes with gorgeous views of the Gulf and all the sunshine your body can take. Now, Florida Residents can getaway to The Beachcomber for 15% off regular room and suite rates. Please note that black-out dates and restrictions may apply and proof of FL residency might be required upon check-in.

The Hotel Zamora

Also located on St. Pete Beach is the beautiful Hotel Zamora. And, luckily for us Florida Residents, we can reap the benefits of this stunning hotel at a discounted rate! Florida Residents can save 10% off room rates and an additional 10% on food and beverage too. All you have to do is show proof of Florida residency and voila.

The Don Cesar

Check-in at The Don Cesar and save! Now, FL/GA residents can save up to 15% off room rates with a bonus $25 resort credit at this iconic pink beachfront resort. Proof of residency is required so be sure to have your IDs ready and enjoy all that The Don has to offer!

Image credit: The Don Cesar

Belleview Inn

Head over to the Belleview Inn and check-in for a bit of history at this gorgeous, newly renovated resort. Florida Residents can now enjoy exclusive savings up to 20% off on stays throughout the summer! Plus, when you book now, enjoy complimentary valet parking and access to the Sandpearl Resort.

Sandpearl Resort

Head over to Clearwater Beach and enjoy the Sandpearl Resort. The resort’s Good Neighbor Discount is an attempt to pay it forward for FL/GA residents. Now until the end of June, enjoy 30% off stays as a FL/GA resident and take a little time to de-stress.  You deserve it!

Opal Sands Resort

Also located on Clearwater Beach, head over to Opal Sands Resort and enjoy up to 25% off your stay thanks to the resort’s awesome deal for Florida Residents! A valid state ID is required at check-in.

Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach

Our final Florida resident staycation deal comes from the Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach. Florida and Georgia residents can now enjoy 25% off of the best available rate, $15 valet parking, 10% off at the property’s dining outlets, and more.

Photo Credit: Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach

Spa Deals

Spa Sudeva

Head over to Spa Sudeva for a day full of relaxation and for an escape from the troubles of reality. While this spa doesn’t offer a special Florida resident deal, they do offer a discount for Florida Military Members as well as Florida Educators – score! All you have to do is bring proof, mention your occupation, and save $15 on any treatment.

Caribbean Mystique Spa

Similar to Spa Sudeva, Florida military members, police, fire/rescue, teachers, and medical professionals can save at Caribbean Mystique Spa. Bring proof of work and receive your Appreciation Perks Package. For a limited time, you can receive a free 15 minutes added to any 45-minute massage three times a year!


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